Review: Shu Uemura eyelash curler10:36
I've showed you this purchase on Instagram a long time ago and finally, here is review. Just wanted to tested it properly before I gathered my thoughts on it in this post. Shu Uemura eyelash curler is supposedly one of the iconic makeup tools that all the pros carry in their makeup bag. I've seen a lot of them having the limited edition version in gold, but the regular version comes in silver.
I got it for 16.88€. I got it in a box along with one refill pad. It was impossible to find online store, that would sale this eyelash curler. I found it on Cosmetics Now. The shop looked weird to me, but they did state that they sell originals. I've also Googled my box and the lash curler itself and I believe that it is original, although I know there are a lot of fake ones out there.
The eyelash curler is normal size, nothing special here. It's silver and looks well made. The curler opens and closes really smoothly.
Before I only had Tana eyelash curler from Müller, so I wanted to compare it with this one. You can see the main physical differences on the photo below.
What disturbed me the most, was the fact that Shu Uemura opens up a lot less than Tana. You'll see what I'm talking about, when I show you my lashes. There's less space to put eyelashes in the curler with Shu Uemura.
This is how my natural lashes look like. They grow somewhat straight out and the corners are very low.
I like to curl my lashes in this way. I put the curler as close to the roots of the lashes as possible and squeeze a few times.
Here you can see how the lashes look like, if I just try to put the curler as close to the roots as possible and squeeze it a few time.
The problem with Shu Uemura is that I can't get to the very roots of the lashes. It seems the shape doesn't really fit my eye shape. You can see how the edges of the Shu Uemura eyelash curler are poking me in the skin around the eyes. I just can't fit them really close to my eye.
Then I move my curler from the roots to the ends of the lashes and squeeze a little when I move down. If you squeeze to much it looks like you broke the lashes - not pretty. I have to say I never ever pinch myself with Shu Uemura eyelash curler. That has happened to me with Tana eyelash curler several times.
As you can see the result on my eye shape is that the center lashes get some height and curl, but the inner and outer corner of the lashes are still not up enough. I admit I have that problem with Tana eyelash curler as well. Especially the outer edge, doesn't want to get curled. Maybe that is why Shu Uemura came out with the S curler, so that you can curl the edges with that one. I have a similar shape of that curler, that I reviewed here.
So you see that the shape of the Shu Uemura eyelash curler doesn't seem to be a good fit for my eye. I might be predictable in saying that it is maybe better for a flatter Asian eye shape (well, because the bran Shu Uemura is Asian). I will add that if you're in a hurry and squeeze this curler a few times on your roots of the lashes you get insane height to them, to the point where they start to poke me on my eyebrows.
The pad is amazing and I've been using it for four months now, but there is literally no line or cut in it. Amazing! I never pinch myself and the curler is really well made. It's just one of those product that did not work for my eye shape. So I advise you to consider your eye shape, before you decide to buy it or just try it for yourself. I still love to use it and feel that it is really well made, I just have problem with getting to the very roots of the lashes, which can be really annoying sometimes.